Sunday, December 6, 2009

Winter at the Garden Gate

Off to the garden centre today to pick up greens for an urn. I couldn't resist this giant green bow. And then I found this equally over-sized frosted pewter magnolia blossom. I decided they would go together perfectly in my urn. Um, yeah no. So I popped them in the lattice by the garden gate.

For some reason, this spot just seemed to work for for my frothy little concoction. It felt, at the last light of the day when I took this picture, that it drew me into the quiet of the winter garden.

Do you find yourself stepping out into the garden in winter just to soak up the quiet beauty?

19 comments:

sweet bay said...

Your frothy concoction is very nice! I agree that there is a much beauty in the winter garden. It's lovely to soak in the rays of the winter sun when it makes an appearance too.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Lovely, amazing what you can find at a garden centre. The pewter blossom is beautiful. I really wanted to get to mine this weekend, but was snowed in. Hopefully soon... :)

miss m (InfG) said...

(That portion of fence is so nice, I thought for a second it was a piece of furniture !)

Lovely arrangement - simple and elegant, perfectly enticing. My winter garden should be so lucky !

OF SPRING AND SUMMER said...

I think the flower and the bow looks very nice on the trellis!! Have a good day.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Quiet beauty is necessary for our very souls. I love your frothy concoction as well and think it stunning in its new setting!

ruthie said...

now that looks beautiful, love the colours! i wish i did step out, i must try to make time! im so glad my post made you feel more christmassy! im tryng to make myself feel that way lol x

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love it, so very delicate, and wintery at the same time.

Jen

Kiki said...

That is very beautiful..wonderful job! Nice to add a magic touch wherever you feel drawn! Lovely!

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

My comment just got ate, sigh...
Yes, I love going for a walk through the garden in the winter, just waiting for the hedges to grow a bit so it feels like more of an adventure.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Sweetbay, thanks! I too love the winter sun and get outside every day that I can.

Rebecca, we were lucky that a lot of the snow was hard packed (as long as you stayed in the centre of the lane) by Sunday so we ventured forth. BTW we made it to the concert the night before as well - it was great!

miss m: You are very kind. :) Compliments to hubby for taking out the fence boards and adding the lattice. There is a cedar on the other side of it that I thought needed more light and the lattice seemed to be just the thing.

Spring and Summer: Thank you! I will take that as a compliment as I know what a good eye you have :)

GHT: Quiet beauty is so important isn't it? We chose this area of the city for its quiet and pretty trees. Between gardening and walking in the woods, I restore my reservoir of calm and joy.

ruthie: Hi! You are the queen of creating atmosphere and spirit. I love all the little spaces you create. (I also think you should put your xmas cards up for sale! :) )

MBD: Jen, it speaks to me of the heart of the garden hidden under the frost. I must be getting more romantic as I become more of a gardener. That, or keeping up with my toddler is just making me a little loopy :)

Kiki: Thank you! It does feel magical to have a little flourish in the garden in the quiet and more subtle beauty of winter.

Deborah: You will have the most dreamy winter walks on that property. I hope you continue blogging for many years so I can watch it take shape :)

GardenJoy4Me said...

Ms S That is a gorgeous little concoction you made there : ) I was going to use my big black urn for boughs etc .. for the front step .. but got sucked in to this new fad of "porch trees" so now (I will get a picture of it) I have two little trees on either side of the front door (which has an Xmas wreath on it) that light up and have red accents, poinsettias to look pretty for day time as well ..
You are so right about stepping into the garden for "peace" in your garden soul !

The Garden Ms. S said...

Joy, please post a pic of your doorway - it sounds very festive!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

I love your frothy concoction! Thank you for your warm note of support, and yes, I will be continuing on; also going to be a better reader/commenter because I draw energy and inspiration from all of you.

Diane Schuller said...

I really love your frothy delight. It's beautiful and very original! I hope you got what you were wanting at the garden centre. I was at my garden centre a few days ago as well -- what an amazing winter delight!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Jody: Glad to hear you are feeling revitalized! I so enjoy your blog.

Diane: Thanks for stopping by! I think the Muttart is one of Edmonton's real treasures; I glad you got to visit it. :)

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

The gate looks wonderful! I do go out in the garden in the winter time even with everything snow covered - especially after a nice snowfall when everything is really quite and so beautiful - even if I'm not a big fan of winter there's no denying that it's magical.

Vickie said...

Love the creation. It does seem to beckon a person closer. Stepping out into my barren garden isn't that lovely except maybe in the moonlight. Moonlight seems to give magic to even the most desolate place! Besides with windchill, I might freeze and become part of the landscape!

Anna said...

Now that's simple but oh so pretty !

Calgary Garden Coach said...

Beautiful, good work!
Janice